2010 April 29th.
I was planning to go to Gwangjang Market just in downtown Seoul, but I got a tip from someone working in the guest house (where I am staying), that the biggest market in Korea is taking place on this day. The market, which has over 1200 merchants coming from all over Korea, only takes place on the 4th, 9th, 14th, 19th, 24th, 29th day of every month. I didn’t think twice and headed straight there after brunch.
The first thing I saw right after coming out of Exit 5 of Moran Station is this Buddhist monk seated in an elevated platform along the side walk towards the market.